An expert warned on Wednesday that it is “very possible” for Metro Manila to record 4,000 cases of the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) daily if residents of the metropolis won’t follow the necessary health protocols in the coming holidays.
In a televised Laging Handa Public Briefing, Dr. Guido David of the OCTA Research Group said that there is already a surge of Covid-19 cases is in its early stages in Metro Manila, especially in Caloocan, Valenzuela, Malabon and Quezon City.
“Kasi kung tuluy-tuloy siyang tumaas pa, it’s very possible na ma-hit natin iyong 4,000 cases per day sa Metro Manila by sometime January or February kung patuloy-tuloy na tumaas, kaya gusto nating iwasan iyon (If the number of cases keeps on increasing, it’s very possible that we will hit 4,000 cases per day in Metro Manila sometime in January and February, and we want to prevent that),” David said.
The researcher group said Metro Manila first hit 4,000 daily infections per day in August, which caused the imposition of the stricter lockdowns in the metropolis to avoid the collapse of the healthcare system.
As of Wednesday, the Department of Health said there were 464,004 confirmed Covid-19 cases nationwide, including 429,972 recoveries and 9,048 deaths. SOVEREIGNPH